OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-350

AN ACT REQUIRING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF MANUFACTURER MERCURY THERMOSTAT COLLECTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAMS.

As Amended by Senate "A" (LCO 3380)

Senate Calendar No. : 271

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which requires the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to submit a report to the Environment Committee regarding the effectiveness of the mercury thermostat collection and recycling programs by January 1, 2017, does not result in a fiscal impact.

Senate “A” alters the original bill by requiring the manufacturer to perform the education and outreach provision instead of DEEP and eliminates the $25,000 cost to DEEP in FY 14 in the underlying bill. It instead results in the fiscal impact described above.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.